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April 17th, 2014
04:58 PM ET

22 veterans kill themselves every day

By CNN's Nefi Alarcon [twitter-follow screen_name='NefiAlarcon']

More than half of the 2.6 million veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars struggle with physical and mental health problems stemming from their service, a recent Washington Post & Kaiser Family Foundation poll found.

Whether it’s physical and mental health challenges, financial woes, or what some describe as the “daunting task” of re-assimilating to civilian life, the pressure can be overwhelming.


Filed under: John Walsh • Mental Health • Military • State of the Union • Tom Tarantino • Veterans